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  The ILCC Legal Division

Trade Practice Policies

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission has listed below links to a simplified, more easily readable version of the current Trade Practice Policies. For the older version, please click on www.state.il.us/LCC/doc/tpp.htm.

INDEX (click on link to view each corresponding policy)

TPP-1: "Of Value" Standards

TPP-2: Specific Items or Activities which have been reviewed by the Commission for “of value” violations

TPP-3: Manufacturer, Non-Resident Dealer, Distributor, Importing Distributor and Foreign Importer sponsorship of events at Retail Premises

TPP-4: Donations of Product and Services to Organizations

TPP-5: Retailer Payments to Distributors, Importing Distributors, and Foreign Importers

TPP-6: Cooperative Purchasing Agreements

TPP-7: Point of Sale Materials - Manufacturer to Distributor


TPP-9: Signage and other Advertising Materials

TPP-10: Signage Dollar Limits (2005 to present)

TPP-11: Consumer Coupons and Rebates

TPP-12: Hotel/Motel Mini Bars

TPP-13: Riverboat Gaming Operations

TPP-14: Standards for Approval of Test Marketing, Tastings and Product Sampling

TPP-15: Geographic Territories

TPP-16: Deposits on Bottles and Barrels for Beer

TPP-17: Non-Alcoholic Producs

TPP-18: Pre-Mixing of Alcoholic Products

TPP-19: Auction of Liquor

TPP-20: Brew Pubs

TPP-21: (Reserved)

TPP-22: Prohibition of Consumer Drink Specials, Contests, Giveaways (Happy Hours Prohibited)

TPP-23: Transportation and Delivery of Alcohol


TPP-25: Stocking, Rotating and Re-Setting of Products

TPP-26: Transfer of Alcohol

TPP-27: Special Event Retailer (Not-For-Profit) License

TPP-28: Employment/Ownership Arrangements between Classes of Licensees

TPP-29: Retailers Making Excessive Purchases

TPP-30: Salvaged Alcoholic Liquors

TPP-31: Electronic Data Interchanges and Fund Transfers

TPP-32: Product Returns, Breakage; Replacement Of Damaged Or Defective Products

TPP-33: Brew on Premises

TPP-34: Indirect Payments through Third Party Arrangements

TPP-35: Original Package: Refilling

TPP-36: Consignment Sales

TPP-37: Importation of Alcohol into Illinos

TPP-38: Distributor Warehousing

TPP-39: Multi-tier Licensing Arrangements

TPP-40: Introduction of New Spirits Produce

Other Legal Information Links:
  Trade Practice Policies
  Illinois Liquor Control Act
  Illinois Liquor Control Commission Rules and Regulations
  Survey Responses from Local Liquor Control Authorities
  Federal Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB)
  Hearing Schedule for Chicago, IL and Springfield, IL*
*Times are subject to change
  Freedom of Information Act Requests
  Filing Liquor Appeals
  Out-of-State Direct Shipment of Wine
  View Complete List of Applications

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